Dinsdale lab takes part in the annual Marine Science Day that is hosted at the CMIL. This is a free event open to the public that showcases some of the current research at SDSU, the facilities at CMIL. Dinsdale Lab actively took part this year with educational activities on microbial ecology.
Dr.Dinsdale teaches the Ecological Metagenomics Course every Spring semester providing her students with hands on training on sequencing. The class entails collection, library preparation, sequencing and metagenomics analysis. This Spring 2017 semester, the class collected fish microbiome from Mission Bay.
The Dinsdale lab has been collecting metagenomes from the San Diego Bay, Kelp Forest every month and analysing the microbes asssicated with the kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Through observing this activity across a long time series will provide us valuable insights into microbial functioning on kelp forest through time and across a suite of environmental parameters. The lab has been collecting samples from both San Diego Bay and Catalina Island frequently and analysing both the bacterial and viral particles from the metagneomes.
The American Elasmobranch Society (AES) is a group dedicated to research focused on advancing the understanding for shark biology. This meeting is often held in conjunction with the annual Joint Meeting of Ichthyology and Herpetology. This past year (2015) I present my work entitled ‘Revealing a physiological role of shark skin through microbial community analysis’ at the Reno, Nevada meeting.
Michael Doane presented his research “Revealing a physiological role of shark skin through microbial community analysis” at the American Elasmobranch Society, Reno, NV 2015.